Arrest in NY bias attack on gay couple married at West Point
NEW YORK — Police say a New York City man has been arrested in connection with a bias attack in lower Manhattan against the first gay couple to be married at West Point.
Thomas Clabough of Queens was arrested Wednesday and charged with assault and attempted assault as a hate crime.
The victims were Daniel Lennox-Choate and his husband, Larry.
Police say it happened Aug. 2 after the suspect entered the Prince Street shop to purchase a beer.
They say he shouted anti-gay slurs at the two men and then punched Daniel Lennox-Choate in the face.
The suspect then fled on a bike.
The 30-year-old victim suffered minor injuries to his mouth and refused medical attention.
Daniel Lennox-Choate graduated from West Point in 2007, and his husband graduated two years later. They married in 2013.